River Dee (Ireland)

River Dee

Annagassan Bridge, where the R166 crosses the Dee
Native name An Níth
Etymology Irish níth, "combat"
Country Ireland
Cities Nobber, Ardee, Annagassan
Main source Teevurcher, County Meath
River mouth Irish Sea at Annagassan via Dundalk Bay
Basin size 392 km2 (151 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 60.4 km (37.5 mi)
  • Average rate:
    27.16 m3/s (959 cu ft/s)

The River Dee (Irish: An Níth[1]) is a river in eastern Ireland.[2][3]


In the Táin Bó Cúailnge, Cúchulainn fights Lethan at Ath Carpat ("chariot ford") on the river Níth.[4] This takes its name from the Irish níth, meaning "combat." [5] The modern name Dee derives from the town of Ardee (Baile Átha Fhirdhia, "town of Ferdiad's ford").


The River Dee is a river in Ireland, which springs near Bailieboro in County Cavan and flows in an easterly direction for 37.75 miles (60.75 km)[6] through County Meath and County Louth before entering the River Glyde at the village of Annagassan. The Dee is a tributary of the River Glyde and has three main tributaries: the Killary River which joins south of Drumconrath, Co. Meath. The Gara River which joins west of Ardee, Co. Louth and the White River which joins north of Dunleer, Co Louth. There is one lake on the Dee called Whitewood Lake which is near Nobber, Co. Meath.


The River Dee is a brown trout fishery.[7]

See also


Coordinates: 53°53′N 6°21′W / 53.883°N 6.350°W / 53.883; -6.350

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